No, Butter is Not Back

Saturated fat - found primarily in animal products - promotes chronic disease. Still. This is solidly established in the scientific literature. Although recent industry funded meta analyses, designed specifically to confuse and obfuscate the health issues, appear to absolve saturated fat, this does not change the results of metabolic ward, animal model, and careful population [...]

2017-05-01T17:21:40+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Featured, Nutrition|

Vegiterranean Feast

https://www.facebook.com/PlantBasedDietitian/videos/10158446994225314/   Here are two of the recipes: Easy Caprese A simple, traditional dish, this combination satisfies as a perfect appetizer. Hearty in texture, but zesty and light in flavor, you can throw this together in minutes and enjoy as a light snack in the afternoon or before dinner. Makes 2 to 4 servings 2 [...]

2017-02-21T16:47:28+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Featured, Food|

Two New Papers Putting the Power of Plant-Based Diets in the Spotlight

The Power of Plant-Based Diets Validated Once Again in Recent Research According to abundant scientific support, plant-based diets have consistently been associated with not only significant health advantages, but also nutrient adequacy. Despite headlines blaring out messages of deficiency and danger, the evidence continues to show otherwise. Two brand new compelling papers were published expressing the safety, adequacy, and [...]

2016-12-05T12:48:57+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Featured, Nutrition, Uncategorized|

It Doesn’t Get Easier Than These 50 Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less

In this previous post filled with meal plans and hundreds of wholesome recipes, there leaves no question that there are infinite delectable dish options on a plant-based diet. The other crucial part of this lifestyle is that eating this way does not have to be challenging. At all. In fact, it can be super simple. With a sprinkle of [...]

2016-11-29T15:10:51+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Featured, Recipe Roundup, Recipes, Uncategorized|

Vegiterranean Baked Oat Bread (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free)

Being gluten-free for many, many years, I find it almost torturous to witness people joyfully jumping into a basket of bread at dinner, bundling up with a hearty sandwich for lunch, or just opting for a comforting breakfast of warm, crispy toast. I explored commercial gluten-free bread options, but many of them were not feasible, as they were [...]

2016-11-29T15:10:51+00:00 August 21st, 2016|Featured, Recipes|

A Physician’s Guide to Plant-Based Diets

I am thrilled to announce that my article, A Physician's Guide to Plant-Based Diets, was just published in Kaiser Permanente's summer issue of their medical journal, The Permanente Journal. Kaiser is leading the way in preventive medicine, increasingly incorporating plant-based nutrition on the front lines with their patients and employees. This guide was designed as a way [...]

2016-11-29T15:10:52+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Featured, Nutrition, Press|

How to Optimize the “Whole” in a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet

Food can feel complicated. But it really doesn't need to be. Keeping it simple and as close to nature as possible is all that is necessary. An optimal diet that reduces risk for disease is based on whole plant foods which are recognizable and enjoyed in their most intact form, avoiding animal products and processed foods. But what is a processed food, [...]

2016-11-29T15:10:52+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Featured, Nutrition|

Quinoa and Chickpea Tabbouleh Salad

Quinoa and Chickpea Tabbouleh Salad from The Vegiterranean Diet Makes 4 servings Light and herb-infused, this salad is refreshing and extremely nutritious. Traditionally made with bulgur wheat, this gluten-free version boasts similar flavors, but it’s friendly for those eschewing gluten and more sub- stantial because of the added chickpeas. Ingredients: 3 to 4 tablespoons freshly [...]

2016-11-29T15:10:56+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Food, Recipes, Uncategorized|